WSU Swimming Takes Out Nevada in 139-123 Thriller
Jan. 26, 2002
PULLMAN-- The Washington State University women's swim team erased a 22-point deficit in the last four events of the day to defeat the University of Nevada 139-123 at Gibb Pool, Saturday.
Washington State trailed 105-83 after the 200 breaststroke, but won the final four events, including an impressive one-two-three finish in the 100 butterfly to take the lead 114-112. The meet still was not decided until the final event of the day, when the Cougar 400 freestyle relay team of Lindsay Henahan, Melissa Hubley, Rachel Dong and Andree-Anne LeRoy claimed victory in the race in a pool-record time of 3:29.19, assuring a WSU victory in the meet.
Co-captain Hubley led the Cougar effort, winning two events in addition to swimming on the 400 free relay. The junior from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, won the both the 100 and 200 butterfly, clocking times of 56.82 and 2:04.02, respectively.
'We really did a good job of pulling together and getting the best effort out of everyone today,' Hubley said. 'When it came down to the end, we knew we could win.'
Another key for the Cougars was the performance of the sophomore LeRoy. As well as anchoring the 400 freestyle relay to victory, the native of Nanaimo, British Columbia swam on the victorious 200 medley relay, and won the 200 individual medley with a 2:08.51.
'Our team came in very excited and wanted to win today,' LeRoy said. 'We needed to prove to ourselves that we were good and build self confidence after a tough meet last week.'
Washington State started off well, clocking a pool-record time of 1:45.34 and winning the 200 medley relay with the team of Nicole Chinn, Dong, Henahan and LeRoy.
Semah Zavareh, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, added another crucial victory for WSU with a mark of 5:06.46 in the 500 freestyle, and was followed by Jill Olson in second. That same Cougar pair swapped places in the 1,000 freestyle, with Olson, a junior from Seattle, winning the race, and Zavareh placing second.
In addition to the late 22-point deficit, WSU had to overcome being without top-sprinter and team co-captain Taryn Ternent for the second week in a row due to illness.
'Rebounding from our last meet was definitely the focus today,' WSU head coach Rocco Aceto said. 'I can't describe with adjectives the team's turnaround from last week to this week. I'm glad we were at home, because we really had to get together and come back after we began getting out-touched in the middle of the meet. I feel fortunate to have our first win over a Mike Schrader-coached Nevada team.'
Leticia Cunha, Alyssa Chin and Ashley Clendenin each won two events for the Wolf Pack, who falls to 8-2 this season. WSU moves to 6-3 in dual meets this season and is now 2-8 all-time versus Nevada.
Washington State wraps up its dual meet season next week with a pair of contests against Pac-10 rival Oregon State, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Gibb Pool in Pullman.
Nevada at Washington State
(all distances in yards)
TEAM SCORING:WSU 139, Nevada 123
200 MEDLEY RELAY:1. WSU (A)-Chinn, Dong, Henahan, LeRoy Lane 8 1:45.34 **Gibb Pool Record**2. WSU (B)-Byrnes, Swanson, Hubley, Schmied Lane 4 1:48.213. UNR (A)-Chin, Denner, Clendenin, Rigdon Lane 5 1:48.724. UNR (B)-Chittim Cunha McKenney, Reichardt Lane 3 1:50.37
1,000 FREESTYLE:1. Jill Olson WSU Lane 8 10:27.212. Semah Zavareh WSU Lane 2 10:28.753. Rebecca Cohen WSU Lane 6 10:32.094. Jen McCoy UNR Lane 5 10:49.625. Kim Matz UNR Lane 3 11:32.156. Kyndra Battle UNR Lane 7 12:19.37
200 FREESTYLE:1. Leticia Cunha UNR Lane 3 1:54.822. Heather Thomas UNR Lane 5 1:54.873. Sara Schmied WSU Lane 8 1:55.044. Jadine Louw WSU Lane 2 1:56.265. Rebecca Cohen WSU Lane 6 1:56.316. Amy Murphy UNR Lane 1 1:59.597. Andree-Anne LeRoy WSU Lane 4 2:01.07
100 BACKSTROKE:1. Alyssa Chin UNR Lane 5 58.402. Nicole Chinn WSU Lane 4 58.553. Charlene Rigdon UNR Lane 3 1:00.044. Katie Byrnes WSU Lane 6 1:00.315. Jackie Walk UNR Lane 7 1:00.456. Christine Chittim UNR Lane 1 1:00.477. Theresa Dunn WSU Lane 2 1:00.79
100 BREASTSTROKE:1. Kathy Echiverri UNR Lane 5 1:04.032. Rachel Dong WSU Lane 4 1:05.563. Kelly Denner UNR Lane 3 1:07.494. Christina Swanson WSU Lane 6 1:08.475. Ashley Johnson UNR Lane 7 1:09.056. Beth Hejny UNR Lane 1 1:10.64
200 BUTTERFLY:1. Melissa Hubley WSU Lane 2 2:04.022. Alzina Lim UNR Lane 5 2:10.433. Sasha Taylor WSU Lane 6 2:15.004. Kelsey McKenney UNR Lane 3 2:15.415. Michaela Keller UNR Lane 7 2:16.396. Lisa Irwin WSU Lane 4 2:17.46
50 FREESTYLE:1. Ashley Clendenin UNR Lane 5 24.262. Lindsay Henahan WSU Lane 4 24.783. Heather Thomas UNR Lane 1 25.004. Kathy Echiverri UNR Lane 7 25.215. Christina Swanson WSU Lane 8 25.426. Brandy Reichardt UNR Lane 3 25.467. Jadine Louw WSU Lane 6 25.51
100 FREESTYLE:1. Ashley Clendenin UNR Lane 5 52.622. Rachel Dong WSU Lane 8 53.103. Rebecca Cohen WSU Lane 4 54.004. Sara Schmied WSU Lane 2 54.275. Charlene Rigdon UNR Lane 7 54.436. Brandy Reichardt UNR Lane 3 56.417. Kim Matz UNR Lane 1 58.38
200 BACKSTROKE:1. Alyssa Chin UNR Lane 5 2:04.602. Jackie Walk UNR Lane 3 2:08.763. Sasha Taylor WSU Lane 6 2:10.954. Katie Byrnes WSU Lane 4 2:13.035. Christine Chittim UNR Lane 7 2:15.166. Theresa Dunn WSU Lane 2 2:15.28
200 BREASTSTROKE:1. Leticia Cuna UNR Lane 5 2:25.852. Ashley Johnson UNR Lane 7 2:29.153. Beth Hejney UNR Lane 1 2:31.144. Kelly Denner UNR Lane 3 2:31.395. Christina Swanson WSU Lane 6 2:32.716. Theresa Dunn WSU Lane 2 2:48.90
500 FREESTYLE:1. Semah Zavareh WSU Lane 2 5:06.462. Jill Olson WSU Lane 8 5:08.273. Heather Thomas UNR Lane 7 5:08.904. Jadine Louw WSU Lane 6 5:11.585. Jen McCoy UNR Lane 5 5:19.776. Amy Murphy UNR Lane 3 5:21.577. Kyndra Battle UNR Lane 1 6:04.25
100 BUTTERFLY:1. Melissa Hubley WSU Lane 2 56.822. Lindsay Henahan WSU Lane 8 57.633. Nicole Chinn WSU Lane 4 59.224. Alzina Lim UNR Lane 5 59.255. Kelsey McKenney UNR Lane 3 1:00.936. Lisa Irwin WSU Lane 6 1:01.197. Michaela Keller UNR Lane 7 1:01.32
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY:1. Andree-Anne LeRoy WSU Lane 8 2:07.512. Alzina Lim UNR Lane 5 2:08.903. Nicole Chinn WSU Lane 2 2:12.144. Jackie Walk UNR Lane 3 2:12.295. Ashley Johnson UNR Lane 1 2:16.596. Kelley Denner UNR Lane 7 2:25.27
400 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. WSU (A)-Henahan, Hubley, Dong, LeRoy WSU Lane 6 3:29.19 **Gibb Pool Record**2. UNR (A)-Clendenin, Cunha, Thomas, Echiverri UNR Lane 5 3:30.513. WSU (B)-Cohen, Schmied, Louw, Taylor WSU Lane 2 3:34.754. UNR (B)-Rigdon, Murphy, McKenney, Lim UNR Lane 3 3:37.675. UNR (C)-Reichardt, Matz, Chittim, Keller UNR Lane 7 3:50.90